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EU: Three leads fight against roaming fee rules

 |  July 3, 2014

UK wireless operator Three is now the first to speak out against the European Commission’s recently announced caps on roaming charges, condemning the regulation’s effects on wholesale prices.

Three is calling for a review of the rules, which aim to ban roaming fees in full by 2016. While national lawmakers will need to approve of the rules, Three says they need revising.

”The current parliamentary proposal is a noble objective, but it would damage competition if the level of wholesale costs are not significantly decreased from the current caps,” Three general counsel Stephen Lerner said. According to Lerner, Three would lose money on customers that do not use more than a certain amount of data while roaming.

While the company said it is not against limiting roaming costs, the firm said the wholesale costs to the company must be brought down.

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